Study Identifies Blood Coagulation Protein Fibrinogen as Cause of Brain Autoimmunity
This is an interesting article:
It could well be that MS - is a number of different disorders and could have different causes. One thing that happened to Rick is that he had a fairly serious concussion prior to any MS symptoms. My recollection could be wrong. I have wondered if the concussion could have been an instigating factor, and this article raises that question again - could that concussion have either broken his Blood Brain Barrier - or otherwise caused bleeding in his brain, and thus the auto-immune reaction? Is it possible that not only could it do that - but could it have made his CNS vulnerable to infection?
I'm curious about this. Rick seems to have stabilized with the CAP protocol - with no new lesions on his latest MRI. We are awaiting his next MRI - and monitoring his progress. He is recently a bit stronger in helping transfer, after being considerably weaker over the summer. That could be the CAP protocol, his Tysabri treatment, or his Paleo Diet. I could simply be that summer is now passing us and it's a bit cooler in Northern California on average for the last month or so.
In the meantime - he is on his 2nd Flagyl pulse - and it is totally miserable for him, with stomach pain and upset - though he also reports what I interpret to be "general malaise." He is soldiering through - I surely wish he did not have to have taken on this battle, but am also grateful that he has the opportunity to take on the battle, both. I would gladly take his MS from him - if I could.
Best & Highest Regards,